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AIBU to really love Imelda May's new song Who Takes Care Of Me?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 05-May-17 14:52:02

Wonderful lyrics.

I'd love it to become a women's anthem, like I Will Survive.


BartholinsSister Fri 05-May-17 15:12:46

The video is good too.

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 05-May-17 15:21:32

I wonder if she posted on Mumsnet Relationships about her lazy dh?

Lottapianos Fri 05-May-17 15:27:05

I've only heard it a couple of times but have had it stuck in my head a lot. Its a very strong song. I wondered if it was about her ex being useless after their daughter was born

LloydDobler Fri 05-May-17 15:30:59

I really love it too, it's been in my head for days.

Astella22 Fri 05-May-17 15:35:38

Imelda May is great, true musician. Hope it's huge for her.

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 05-May-17 15:41:03

Just realised the title is actually Should Have Been You, not Who Takes Care Of Me?

And I agree, I think that's a better title.

wtffgs Fri 05-May-17 16:02:13

I love it too. I'm feeling spectacularly bitter about lack of support at the moment.

I've never really liked her stuff before.

Lovewineandchocs Fri 05-May-17 16:10:58

I am playing it right now and DD (3) has just said, "I love that song" smile strong woman in the making grin

busterhall Fri 05-May-17 16:13:26

Its a good song and I also love Frazey Fords Done which has a similer vibe:

APlaceOnTheCouch Fri 05-May-17 16:15:06

I downloaded it today. It's fab grin

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 05-May-17 16:15:43

Quite like the video as it makes me nostalgic for all the years I lived in Brixton. But they do seem to be going round in circles a bit (literally).

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 16:32:51

Imelda May: I do love a ballsy, Dublin woman smile
Talented woman.

And, yes, the song/ video's message is a strong one.
(Her new look's quite Chrissie Hynde-esque, isn't it?).

I miss her unique, rockabilly, quiff vibe era, though. Was wonderful...though I can understand why she got fed up with some people focusing more on that than her actual voice and music, and felt she needed a change of (post-divorce) direction.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 16:37:44


Ooh, thanks for the Frazey Ford vid.
Had not heard of her before blush but, after listening to that track, will go and check out more about her...

busterhall Fri 05-May-17 16:46:49

Love Frazey Ford she's great also check out the Be Good Tanya's her old band if you like bluegrass type music!

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 16:50:49

This 4 minute extract from her Annie Mac interview is revealing, btw:

tazzy73 Fri 05-May-17 16:51:22

I'm with you Thalia, Ballsy Dublin women are great (that's probably because I'm one).

This is Imelda May with Jools & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Black Tears - Jools' Annual Hootenanny

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 16:52:12


Will do. Thanks. smile

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 16:58:44

Thanks, also, ballsy Dublin woman you wink.

Great stuff!

This one demonstrates her amazing voice nicely, too:

Lottapianos Fri 05-May-17 18:30:11

I love her new look. I liked her rockabilly look too but I prefer the softness of her new hair and make up

ThaliaLuxurySpa Fri 05-May-17 21:28:05

This is too adorable: (approx. 45 seconds in) 12 yr old Imelda (on right of group, holding yellow lantern), performing on Irish Xmas show, 1986. grin

Dmacka75 Fri 05-May-17 21:29:39

I love it

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 05-May-17 22:27:05

Pleased to hear many of you love it.

Hope it catches on and becomes immense!

MarilynWhirlwindRocks Fri 12-May-17 19:31:15


MarilynWhirlwindRocks Fri 12-May-17 19:32:31

BBC1, 10.30pm, folks...

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